5 Ways Your Business Can Use Water in a More Sustainable Way

Nearly 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, and the human body is made up of 80 percent water. We invented ways to purify water, turn it into power, and keep it at bay during storms.

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By not watering gardens during peak hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), your company could save a little green.

But there are many other avenues by which we can use water to our advantage.

No, this isn’t an article for bottled water or a purifier system. Businesses that can use H2O in a sustainable manner find it impacts the bottom line in the best way possible. Harnessing the power and the lucrative potential of water can help boost income for many businesses because the public is concerned about how we are taking care of the Earth for generations to come.

Nowadays, reusable energy is a buzz phrase that propels companies to the top, in many areas. The reputation of companies also improves because of word of mouth regarding the sustainability efforts of the company.

Here are five ways that a business can use water in a more sustainable manner:

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Rain Harvest offers various ways to use rain water to water gardens, flush toilets, wash clothes, and much more.

1)      Rain Harvest

Rain Harvest in the USA is a company that supplies the tools, information, and knowledge to get started. The Rain Harvest lab allows companies and individuals to use cisterns/water tanks and other systems to catch rain.

Imagine living solely off the rain that falls from the sky. That is how many people operate on a day-to-day basis in a Europe, Australia, India, and other places. Rain Harvest gives you the ability to use storm water runoff while storing water to use for irrigation, flushing toilets, and washing clothes and cars. Drinking water is possible; however, purification needs to take place.

2)      Landscaping

Making the front of the corporate offices look green and inviting can take a huge amount of water as part of the upkeep, especially in drier climates. But even in wetter ones, it doesn’t take a long period of time without rain for greenery to need a drink or start to brown. Minimize the amount of water you have to use for watering by using landscaping plants that do not require too much water. Another way to water plants is to divert storm water from parking lots or other areas.

Other ways to use water responsibly is to avoid watering plants during peak hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or during particularly windy conditions.

3)      Low-flow toilets and sinks

Low-flow toilets use less water than their predecessors manufactured before 1992 (USA), which use about 3.5 gallons or more water per flush. These new types of toilets use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. Think about how much water your company could save by moving to these types of toilets and automatic, low-flow sink faucets.

4)      Gray water usage

Instead of throwing water away, use it again. There are systems on the market that allow so-called gray water (which has been used and dirtied) to be reused for a variety of purposes. Never have dirty water leave your business’s property again – and save on how much water you have to buy.

5)      Fix leaky pipes

By some estimates, 20 to 30 percent of all water goes to waste due to leaky pipes. Make sure you’re not paying for water you’re not using, and leave some for others, especially in times of drought and scarcity.

When a business conserves resources such as water, your bottom line increases because you’re saving money. Make sure you tell the business community and customers about your efforts to improve our Earth. Conservation is a hot topic in today’s world, and most people gravitate toward those companies that do their part to live responsibly.

Source: Laura Burkey (Laura Burkey is a freelancer who writes on various topics including nutrition, parenting, and green living).

Saving water is therefore full of advantages for businesses, as it can be for homeowners too.  Many businesses have large roof areas (factories and warehouses, for example)- they make ideal surfaces for collecting rainwater. A series of water tanks installed under the eaves can store vast quantities of rain water – free water! In South Africa, we recommend water tanks and rain water tanks made by JoJo Tanks; click on the links below to find your perfect JoJo Tanks product.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands.  See JoJo Tanks VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS. Also see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products the best choice in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers.


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